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Old 05-30-07, 09:48 AM
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I think Boardman was right in saying the statistics showed that countries like the U.S. and GB which have a good % of riders wearing helmets still have more cycling deaths than Holland where almost no one wears a helmet. I think his interpretation of the data, however, was irresponsible. There were way too many variables not accounted for, making the statistics useless. For example, the "deaths" never tell us if it was death by head injury or by some other injury. It also doesn't take into account WHERE the people are riding their bikes. For example, in the U.S. are more people in the road and in holland on bike trails? (or vice versa) etc.
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